Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Tips for Photographing Wildlife in the Fall

Tips for Photographing Wildlife in the Fall

Autumn brings new scenery and activity for photographers to explore. Get the perfect shot with these tips for photographing wildlife in the fall.

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Barker Welfare Foundations Donates $50,000 for Park Bandstand

     The Barker Welfare Foundation today announced a $50,000 grant towards the Washington Park Bandstand restoration project.      Alexander Barker Ross, President of the Barker Welfare Foundation, stated “The Barker family has a long history with the bandstand in Washington Park. My great grandfather, John H. Barker, donated the original bandstand in the…

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The Best Bike Trails in the Chicago Area

The Best Bike Trails in the Chicago Area

If you’re an avid cyclist, Chicago is your kind of town. Check out a few of the best trails Greater Chicago has to offer, from waterfronts to old railways.

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Nature in the Arts – Gary Indiana

A “Nature in the Arts” Program presenting Arts Activities and Guided Hikes through the Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve will be held on Saturday, October 2nd from 10am to Noon. Snacks and water will be provided. Parking available. Ivanhoe South is located on the West Side of Colfax Street just South of 7th Ave., In Gary…

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Pumpkin Patches – Great Fall Fun!

    Most Northwest Indiana Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands. Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To…

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The Best Camping Spots in Southern Illinois

Good news for outdoor enthusiasts: there’s more to Illinois than Chicago and soybeans. Discover some of southern Illinois’s finest camping destinations.

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The Most Common Camping Mistakes To Avoid

The Most Common Camping Mistakes To Avoid

Whether you’re camping for the first time or with first-timers, you should be aware of the most common camping mistakes to avoid. Prepping for a camping trip is about more than checking your tent and packing the essentials. Check out these tips and tricks that will save you from a camping catastrophe. Arriving at Your…

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Most Valuable Tips for off-Roading in the Sand

Most Valuable Tips for off-Roading in the Sand

Whether you are an experienced driver or a beginner, off-roading is tough. Read on for some of the most valuable tips for off-roading in the sand.

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Best Gear To Pack for a Fall Hiking Trip

Best Gear To Pack for a Fall Hiking Trip

As summer transitions into fall, you may be planning a scenic hiking trip to enjoy the changing foliage and cooler weather. Although, if you’re a hiking beginner, you might not know what to bring with you on the hike itself. Make sure to follow this list of the best gear to pack for a fall…

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Parks

Come celebrate our numerous parks natural heritage and ecological diversity of northern Indiana.  The wetlands provide for a multitude of waterfowl species, great blue and green herons, as well as seasonal sand hill cranes. See how many you can find this Fall. Remember, the best color occurs following sunny days and cool, but not, freezing…

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